Photo: Isan Spruill, Taran Duncan, Hoshahnia Kumaran, Emma Sawch, Riana Soliven, Jharif Rochabrun
STAMFORD -- Six students from Cloonan Middle School in Stamford are heading off to a science, technology, engineering and math workshop today at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The seventh graders were selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide to participate in the STEM workshop, and at Cloonan, they are part of the College For Every Student STEM program. CFES helps students become college ready, with a strategic focus on increasing their interest, knowledge and skill in STEM.
“I hope to expand my knowledge of the math and science fields and meet new people who share my interests,” said seventh grader Hoshania Kumaian.
Designed to motivate middle school students in STEM fields, the West Point Workshop will also show students different opportunities at West Point.
“The sooner young people are introduced to these areas, the better they can prepare for possible admission to West Point and other tier one colleges and universities,” said Major Betty P. Myrthil, Diversity Admissions Officer at United States Military Academy.
After receiving his acceptance letter, Jharif Rochabrun said, “This will provide me with experiences to help me get into the college that I want to go to and help me reach my goals.”
“Our partnership with West Point has opened countless doors for our Scholars,” said CFES President & CEO Rick Dalton. “It’s experiences and opportunities like the West Point STEM Workshop that are going to make lasting impressions on these students and ultimately effect their future college and career decisions.”
The CFES STEM Program at Cloonan Middle School is supported by the GE Foundation. Students will participate in the workshop at West Point through June 5.